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Poster: Arbuthnot Date: Oct 3, 2011 2:08pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Friend of the Devil - Surf style [nonGD]

you're very welcome! glad you sampled, i really like this band, as well as the Mermen, which i believe Shi-Tones is an off-shoot of; i'm actually the opposite of you in terms of my approach to surf, i prefer the more garage-jam-surf than the traditional Dick Dale sort; i saw DD circa '95ish (in a small venue), and i was bored to tears, not to mention he was really just a big fat ego with a guitar and no soul to his playing at all; now, the Ventures i am not familiar with beyond what they were doing in the '60s but i know they kept performing on into this century, Big In Japan as they say

and of course, everyone knows that when it comes to Pipeline, no one touches Johnny Thunders...

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Poster: user unknown Date: Oct 5, 2011 4:10pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Friend of the Devil - Surf style [nonGD]

I'd have to agree on the "ego" comment. I think Mr. Dale has either taken too much of his own promotional material to heart, or has imbibed too much of his own bathwater. But I do like his "wet" guitar sound. Cowbell? What we need is more REVERB.

give their "Ghost Riders" a listen

http://www.archive.org/details/Shi-tones2010-12-31.aud.flac16

This post was modified by user unknown on 2011-10-05 23:10:14

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Poster: Administrator, Curator, or Staffbeep* Date: Oct 5, 2011 10:31pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Friend of the Devil - Surf style [nonGD]

Here's a pretty nice Mermen SBD show from a few months ago at Oakland's Stork Club. Good example of their repertoire with a couple Shi-Tones crossovers:

http://www.archive.org/details/mermen2011-07-02.mix.flac16

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Poster: Arbuthnot Date: Oct 6, 2011 9:39pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Friend of the Devil - Surf style [nonGD]

thanks, i'll check your suggestion out, havent checked any recent Mermen shows out as yet; i keep returning again and again to this work of art:

http://www.archive.org/details/mermen2002-01-05.shnf

So many great instrumentals in this show, check out the utterly fantastic version of 'Silly Elephant Who Stomped To Tea', and follow that up with 'Within You Without You' > 'Burn' > 'Unto The Resplendent'.

i'm still waiting for the Mermen to head east into new england, but i think that will never happen

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Poster: Administrator, Curator, or Staffbeep* Date: Oct 7, 2011 7:47pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Friend of the Devil - Surf style [nonGD]

Oh yeah. Great performance and nice recording. Hard for me to choose a favorite moment. Like the Dead, when they're on, they're on.
It would be nice if they could tour farther away but they seem content up and down the CA coast all these years.
I hope you get a chance to see them someday.
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Poster: Arbuthnot Date: Oct 5, 2011 8:48pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Friend of the Devil - Surf style [nonGD]

pretty killer, a definite headphones version (altho the bass was a bit overwhelming in the mix)

however, let's keep the theme but bring it on home :)

http://www.archive.org/details/gd71-08-21.hartjam.aud.17179.sbeok.shnf

hint: track #9

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Poster: Administrator, Curator, or Staffbeep* Date: Oct 5, 2011 10:13pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Friend of the Devil - Surf style [nonGD]

Quite correct. The Mermen is reserved mostly for Jim Thomas's original material, which can be a bit more psychedelic, whereas The Shi-tones stick to the classic surf covers. I love both of those bands.

Here's a rather snappy little FOTD:

http://www.archive.org/details/nrps1992-08-09.flac16

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